Sailor honoured by his peers

BOB Cooper could talk about the joys of sailing all day. The Rye resident, who joined the local sailing club 40 years ago, has made sailing and teaching the sport his lifelong passion. And the effort...

Healthy dolphins settle in bayside home

AFTER eight years of studying their behaviours, diets, relationships as well as photographing their every visible move, Sue Mason gives the impression there are still more unknowns than knowns when i...

Times cut, but ambulances still missing target

EMERGENCY ambulance response times have improved across the Mornington Peninsula in the past 12 months, but are still falling short of best practice targets for emergency call-outs. Data released by ...

Sand for Sorrento

SAND is being trucked onto the beach at Sorrento for summer. The renourishment works are expected to be completed within a month. Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) coastal p...

Old guard offers words of advice

DEPARTING Mornington Peninsula Shire councillors Andrew Dixon, David Garnock, Graham Pittock, Tim Rodgers and Tim Wood have been given a seal of recognition for their service to the community after t...

Man dies following Safety Beach crash

A man has died in hospital following a crash at Safety Beach on Tuesday. The incident happened on Bruce Road when a car crossed over to the incorrect side of the road and collided with an on-coming v...

Crisis staff carry on despite stinky ‘wave’

MORNINGTON Community Information & Support Centre staff got a smelly welcome to work on Tuesday morning. A blocked South East Water pipe had flooded their 320 Main St office with sewerage water t...

Third time a charm for Colomb as shire mayor

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire’s new mayor is Bev Colomb. A majority of the shire’s 11 councillors backed Cr Colomb’s nomination for mayor at a public council meeting on Monday evening (14 November) afte...

Lucky escape after freeway plane crash

A Mount Eliza man is lucky to be alive after his aircraft suffered a total engine failure today and crashed onto the bike path that runs along Peninsula Link. The accident occurred about 400 metres n...

Artworks stimulate students’ creative flair

WESTERN Port Secondary College may be the first school in Australia to have a sculpture park in its grounds, assistant principal Hannah Lewis believes. It came about after year 8 students visited McC...